The past few days have been a little nuts, so I didn't get a chance to blog what I've been hooking. But I found some quiet time this morning and got the pics up here.
First, I've been working on snowflake ornaments for the Christmas tree...twenty in all. I got the pattern from CrochetSal. I left off the face from the pattern because I like the snowflakes all by themselves. I was debating between making a yarn loop to hang them or buying hooks. I decided on the hooks because that will make it easier for the kid to hang.
Next, I had a single ball of gray Patons Classic Merino Wool that I didn't know what to do with. I decided to hook up a simple double crochet scarf. I didn't use any particular pattern. I chained 163, then dc-ed for 10 rows, changing colors on the 3rd and 5th row. I really like the way this one turned out and it was so fast!
On Thursday night, little monster's girl scout troop had an early Halloween party. We were only required to bring a bag of candy, but I thought it would be fun to do some baking together.
As much as I like baking, I'm no good at decorating cakes or cupcakes, so we just used food coloring to make orange and green frosting and used Halloween themed Peeps to put on top of the cupcakes (I love that Peeps are available all year round, haha).
Also, I used silicone baking pans for the first time and I LOVE them. The cupcakes came out spongy and springy...perfect texture and none of them burned. It was really easy to get them out the of the pans too.
Last but not least, my little Super Girl!! Thanks to Ellen for letting us borrow the costume! Its always great not to have to spend a ton of money on a costume that will be only be worn once. Thanks for sharing!!
I'm going to be taking a break from Christmas crochet today. My cosuin is having a baby shower next week, so I need to get cracking on a baby sweater and hat. Fun stuff!
Have a great weekend everyone!